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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-12-2002 19:52 Edit Quote

I have mentioned this to some people but this is the preliminary launch of my FOAFing the GN (all the information is over in the GN):

Basically FOAF is a XML/RDF language to describe the connections between people. The connections between people form a very different web and one which is just as important.

The Ozone family is a perfect testbed for this kind of thing - thanks to the Doc's dedication to cross-disciplinary excellence he has drawn together a lot of people who spread out across the web to a wide variety of different communities (graphics, coding, etc.) and FOAF is an excellent way of describing our connections and interactions. As the tools develop we can visually display these networks and connections in interesting ways.

There are various other aspects like it becoming a decentralised way of proving your identity, etc.

So basically I have FOAFed the GN so all registered users have a FOAF file based on their user data. I'm still fixing the tools but you can already add your connectivity with other Gurus and in a few days you will be able to add more details about yourself and various other things.

I think it is very interesting and important and I'd like your input on it


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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-12-2002 19:56 Edit Quote

Yay for Semantics!

This sounds very interesting indeed.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-12-2002 23:42 Edit Quote

Sounds interresting... Definatly something to read about once the finals are over, but until they I'll just stand on the side line cheering the rest of you on

"There are 10 kinds of people; those who know binary, those who don't and those who start counting at zero"

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-13-2002 03:04 Edit Quote

I'll be honest with you, I read the thread over at GN, even followed the links, and I still can't figure out what this really is...

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-13-2002 03:23 Edit Quote

LOL - ask in the main thread in the GN and I'll try and expand on things

[edit: OK I have made an attempt to answer your question - sorry for not answering it here but I don't want to confuse matters by carrying out 2 discussions when this thread is just a little announcement of developments at the GN]


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